Opening REf18 - National premiere
Serge-Aimé Coulibaly • Rokia Traoré

Kirina

Kirina
September 19th - 22nd 2018
Teatro Argentina
9 pm
Saturday 22nd - 7 pm

Largo di Torre Argentina 52 00186 Roma
from € 19 to 40
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Opening REf18 in the spirit of uniting African and Western imaginary, Kirina is a production featuring 9 dancers, 1 actor, 4 musicians, 2 singers and 40 extras, born from a collaboration between the choreographer Serge Aimé Coulibaly (previously a dancer for les ballets C de la B founded by Alain Platel and founder of Faso Danse Théâtre), the Malian singer, icon of world music, Rokia Traoré and the scholar and writer Felwine Sarr (librettist of the show).

 

The show takes its name from the place situated in today’s Guinea where the last battle took place, resulting in the birth of the Mandingo Empire in West Africa. It is from this place that the crew recounts and describes the march of a people, caught up in a moment of extreme strength and splendour.

 

The power and sensuality of music meet the energy of dance, merging with a text able to lead African and Western roots into the future. «Our societies are in constant motion, populations change quickly in big cities, and these transformations are part of a great march, that of humanity», said Coulibaly.

 

Ricordami questo evento 2018-09-19 21:00:00 2018-09-22 21:00:00 Europe/Rome Kirina Serge-Aimé Coulibaly • Rokia Traoré Teatro Argentina Romaeuropa info@romaeuropa.net

Duration 90′

 

Concept, Choreography Serge Aimé Coulibaly Composition, Musical direction Rokia Traoré Based on a libretto by Felwine Sarr Dancers Sayouba Sigué, Adonis Nebié, Ahmed Soura, Marion Alzieu, Antonia Naouele, Ida Faho, Jean-Robert Koudogbo Kiki, Daisy Phillips/Giulia Cenni, Issa Sanou Lyricist Ali ‘Doueslik’ Ouédraogo Singers Naba Aminata Traoré, Marie Virginie Dembélé Musicians Aly Keita/Youssouf Keita (balaphone), Saidou Ilboudo (percussions), Mohamed Kanté (bass), Yohann Le Ferrand (guitar) Dramaturgy Sara Vanderieck Choreography assistant Sayouba Sigué Set Catherine Cosme Costumes Salah Barka Lights Nathalie Perrier Video Eve Martin Light technician, Video, Sound Hermann Coulibaly, Jérémy Vanoost, Ralph M’Fah-Traoré Production manager Laure Louvat, Hanna el Fakir Distribution Frans Brood fransbrood.com Production Faso Danse Théâtre, Ruhrtriennale Co-production Festival de Marseille (FR), La Villette Paris (FR), les ballets C de la B (BE), Théâtre National Wallonnie-Bruxelles (BE), Romaeuropa Festival (IT), Kampnagel Hamburg (DE), De Grote Post Oostende (BE), Kunstencentrum Vooruit Gent (BE), La Rose des Vents Villeneuve d’Ascq (FR), ExtraPôle Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (FR) Executive producer les ballets C de la B (BE) Thanks to Ankata (Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso), Fondation Passerelle (Bamako, Mali) With the support of Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Wallonie-Bruxelles International, Taxshelter Belgium Photo © Philippe Magoni

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